Organisers and Sponsors

The Isle of Man Entrepreneur Challenge is organised and sponsored by;


siliconiom v1 Siliconiom Limited – hosts events which connect early stage and start-up businesses with mentors, NED’s and investors alike. Its founders Charlotte Mason and Steve Hawkins being entrepreneurs themselves have considerable experience in the start-up arena and have been able to facilitate a high number of successes across several different business sectors including Tech, Pharma, Bio-Med and Manufacturing.



PwCPwC helps organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 184,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.


Here in the Isle of Man, PwC has over 100 people across all service lines dedicated to providing our clients with affordable services of the highest quality.  Of particular interest are our services to:


Entrepreneurs and SMEs looking to start up or expand in or relocate to the Isle of Man and HNWIs living in or moving to the Isle of Man.


The Isle of Man provides a dynamic environment for a varied array of businesses to flourish and we at PwC are proud of our record in helping them do just that.   We offer the full range of services and apply the best technical skills to provide you, our clients with what you need when you need it


Continent 8 Technologies

continent8Continent 8 Technologies provides its customers with highly reliable co-location, managed services and network solutions for today’s online business-critical service platforms. Our customers benefit from our continued investment in advanced data centres, high quality networks and online technologies.


The company is headquartered on the Isle of Man and has multiple centres of excellence around the world, including London, Paris, Dublin, Malta, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Singapore, Montreal and New Jersey, Continent 8 provides a truly global service capability to its clients.


Our services enable organisations, whether multi-national or start-ups, to rapidly deploy to market and implement business critical back office or public front end systems, across the globe.


Continent 8 is ideally positioned to provide local expertise in the provision of hosting services in both highly regulated and technically challenging geographic locations around the world. We have developed reliable and secure solutions for organisations in multiple industry verticals.



acclaimAcclaim is an independent, management owned business offering trust and company formation services to a global client base.


We offer services to a significant number of entrepreneurs and small businesses that have identified the Isle of Man an ideal base for their operations.  We understand that in order to succeed in a competitive market place businesses need to be structured optimally to avoid unnecessary drains on resources.  We specialise in the establishment and administration of companies and other vehicles for clients seeking such efficient structures for their business or personal needs.


The range of services we offer also extends to assisting in obtaining grants and financial assistance, finding staff and suitable property for entities wishing to relocate to the Island and the making of key introductions.  Our breadth of experience, resources and technical skills enable us to make a significant difference to our clients’ businesses.